CEBU CITY (Updated) -- FIVE construction workers died while 55 others were wounded when a 4-level bunkhouse of a construction company collapsed in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City Tuesday dawn.
Nagiel Bañacia, through the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC), identified the casualties as Iveen Villarin, 23, of Langtad, City of Naga; Francisco Diapera, 45, from Pag-asa, Lutopan; Carlos Caliwa, 60, of Negros Oriental; Crisenciano Silomen, 57, of Kauswagan, Trinidad, Bohol; and Jason Bacalso, 22, from Langtad, City of Naga.
“There were 153 construction workers who were sleeping in the bunkhouse when it collapsed,” said Bañacia, who heads the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO).
The bunkhouse was constructed and used by JE Abraham C. Lee Construction and Development Inc. It was made of steel bars and aluminum sheets.
At 2:57 a.m. Tuesday, the workers woke up to the sound of the steel bars creaking as the bunkhouse tilted to the left, before it collapsed.